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100 ink animals

18 Jun


Hello again friend, I’ve missed you. Several years ago Instagram stole me away from both blogging & twitter, because it felt like an easier, more interactive place to share my visual content; however the app has slowly changed for the worst, and I plan to share more of my creative projects and progress here on the blog again. I wanted to update you with a post about a passion project I’ve been working on for almost 2 years: 100 INK ANIMALS.


In October 2016, I took on the challenge of illustrating an animal every day for 100 days. The animals I chose to draw were either personal favorites, suggestions from others or challenges in mark-making.


During my research for reference imagery, I discovered incredible information about each creature: innate behaviors, unique qualities and communication cues that us humans could learn from. These facts inspired me to create short writings that distilled the powers of each animal and I paired this prose with my drawings, while sharing the project on social media.


In the interest of having this body of work evolve into something tangible, I decided to create both a book and an oracle card deck with my illustrations and writing. I have sourced a quality printer and a trusted publisher who can create these tangible pieces of art, but now I need your help. Funding a project this big is simply not possible on my own and I really want to share these creations with the world.


Luckily, Kickstarter gives artists a platform to promote their work to a larger audience and source financing from a supportive community. Backers get to have a direct hand in bringing the creations to life and will be the first to have the books and oracle decks in their paws. I am hopeful that some of you animal lovers will be interested in helping this project come to life; if I am unable to raise the required production funds in these final 10 days of the campaign, then the 100 ink animals project will sadly never evolve into these meaningful objects.


To see more of the illustrations, a video about the project, or to pre-order a book or oracle deck visit the project’s website here. The campaign is live for 10 more days and I appreciate anything you can do to help make it a success!

Thank you for continuing to have an interest in my art practice after all these years. I hope you’re as happy to see me as I am to see you! XO


a little note…

28 Mar

A big overdue hello to you, my lovely readers. I apologize: I’ve let my blog simmer quietly on the back burner for far too long. Admittedly, a part-time job takes me away from the studio more often than I would like it to, and when I do indeed find time, more pressing creative duties are forced to be the bigger priority (like shipping Etsy orders or completing paid commissions with deadlines). I intend to remedy this, especially when spring hits and my muse re-awakens. I really miss you guys!

Things to look forward to: new drawings and mixed media works created for an upcoming exhibit, a new product launch in the NMF shop come summer, sharing some snaps of newly sent snail mail, trying out some fun DIY projects, and also baking/cooking some shareable recipes. Feel free to also comment on this post with ideas about you’d like to see from the NMF blog in the future. Until then, PLEASE KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED for an exciting post that I’ll be sharing this week: I will need YOUR HELP in order to make a dream come true!

things organized neatly

10 May

Screen Shot 2013-05-10 at 3.11.32 PMI posted this picture a little over a month ago on instagram after doing a giant grocery haul upon our return from One of a Kind Toronto. It was inspired by a hashtag I stumbled upon called #thingsorganizedneatly… my heart stopped. It is a beautiful feed; one that I now check regularly.